Wednesday, 20 September 2017

International Older People's Day 2017

It's International Older People's Day on Sunday 1st October 2017.  Age-Friendly Manchester has planned two special events on the 4th October to mark and celebrate International Older People's Day.

During the morning, the Age-Friendly Manchester Older People's Board will attend the Full Council meeting to recognise and award two Honorary Board Members, Val Stevens and Kate Torkington. 
You will be able to watch Full Council live via this link.

During the afternoon, the Age-Friendly Manchester team will launch an updated Ageing Strategy for the City, with an event in the Manchester Art Gallery

You will be able to hear more about the two Honorary Board Members and read the refreshed ageing strategy in an e-bulletin following the days events.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

RAISE: Careers Guidance

Still need to work?  Struggling to find a job?

Would you like to speak to a dedicated careers advisor?

RAISE have developed a team of advisors who will work one-to-one with customers, building an understanding of where they want to get to and then developing a plan of how they can get there.

RAISE has an awareness of how everyone's situation is different. A customer might be at the start of their career; need to re-train to change careers; may have family caring responsibilities, or might be struggling with the motivation they need to get back on track.

If you would like to know more about the RAISE advisors and get involved, you may:

Email Tracey Harmer or call 07872 503 665, or
Email Stacey Burgess or call 0161 667 6430.


(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Manchester Food & Drink Festival 28 Sept - 9 Oct

Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which returns from 28 September to 9 October, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The festival is the UK's largest urban food and drink festival and takes over much of Manchester city centre and the surrounding districts of Greater Manchester, with a huge programme of both indoor and outdoor events taking place.

Click here for more information.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Koalap: A new smartwatch study exploring the relationship between activity and pain

Researchers at the University of Manchester have launched Koalap (Knee OA: linking activity and pain) a collaborative sub-study developed in partnership with Google  that is exploring how smartwatch technology might help us to better understand the relationship between activity and pain.

If you have diagnosed knee osteoarthritis; are over the age of 50; live in the Greater Manchester area and own a smartphone,
find more information about the study here. And if have any further questions email the dedicated study email address.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)